Lied Across Kansas Program

As a catalyst for the arts, creativity and engagement, it is a core part of the Lied Center’s mission to provide performing arts opportunities and experiences for those who might not otherwise have access. With that goal in mind, the Lied Across Kansas program was developed in 2015. Each season since, the Lied Center has brought one performing artist or group on tour to four arts-underserved communities in Kansas. During the tours, students, educators and community members are able to experience the arts in an enhanced way through workshops, performances and conversations with world-class artists—free of charge.

The Lied Center is thrilled to expand this impactful program in the 2022–23 season with two Lied Across Kansas tours—more information to come.

Sponsored in part by:

Special thanks to the H. Neil Mecaskey, Jr. Foundation for making the very first gift to the Lied Across Kansas Forever endowed fund.

Lied Across Kansas Expansion

Videos from past years:

2019/20 Jazzy Ash—Lied Across Kansas
5th year of Lied Across Kansas. Jazzy Ash is a celebrated children’s songwriter and music educator. Inspired by her New Orleans roots and early jazz music, Ash performs fun-filled and educational concerts for kids and adults, teaching audiences about New Orleans music and culture. The Lied Across Kansas outreach program visited rural schools and community centers in Salina, Hays, Russell and Sabetha, Kansas.